Restaurants in Washington
Though vegetarians are plentiful in Olympia, shellfish fans are, too; find them slurping Fanny Bays, from next-door Puget Sound, at the Oyster House.
The owners of the much-loved Le Pichet café in the Pike Place Market opened this ultracool Capitol Hill offshoot in 2007.
Although the dress code at the Georgian is smart casual, jean-clad patrons are likely to feel underdressed at this palatial, light yellow salon in the downtown Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
This Gig Harbor restaurant specializes in American fare with a focus on Pacific Northwestern ingredients. The dining room resembles a hunting lodge, with taxidermy heads mounted on the walls, a large stone fireplace, and wooden paneling.
With oversized, arched casement windows overlooking Pike Place Market and its famed clock, Matt's truly is in the heart of the market. The 53-seat restaurant has a cozy, intimate vibe, with vintage-meets-loft decorating touches like checkered floor tiles and a high, beamed ceiling.
A pioneer of small plate dining in Seattle, James Beard Award-winning chef John Sundstrom established this New American restaurant in 2003.
Dick's Drive-In, founded in 1954, is Seattle’s oldest, continuously operating fast-food restaurant, and the burgers, fresh-cut fries, hand-whipped shakes, and hot fudge sundaes still follow the original recipes.
Chef John Sundstrom (who made his name with sister institution - and next-door neighbor - Lark) serves smoked white-been tartine and tuna crudo with lemon.
Sophisticated cooking (house-made tagliatelle with mushrooms and Oregon black truffles) shines in a swanky open space with exposed brick and beams.